Carrick Gazette editorial- Support the Lowland Gathering tomorrow

There’s no need to look further afield than our local area for fun for all the family this weekend as there are some fantastic events right here in Carrick.

This Sunday sees the 33rd annual Carrick Lowland Gathering run by Girvan and District Attractions and Entertainments Association.

The spectacular event will start at 12.45pm at Victory Park when it will be opened by this year’s Chieftain, Elaine Mitchell.

Elaine is a local girl who has helped raise a phenomenal amount for cancer charities over the last decade through organising the Breakthrough for breast cancer walks.

At the Gathering itself there’s the pipe band competition, a Highland Dance competition run by Aileen Robertson school of dance and there will also be a heavyweight competition with all your Highland Games favourites.

Added to that, there will be the typical fairground rides for you to enjoy as well as trade and local charity stalls for you to look at as well as burger and ice cream vans and a coffee stall.

So let’s hope the sun comes out on Sunday and we see a fantastic turnout to support this local event.

On Saturday the Girvan Lifeboat will be hosting an open day to let members of the public see the workings behind the scenes at the station.

This takes place from noon until 4pm and you can see the equipment the crew uses for rescues and have a chat with local members of the RNLI.

There are also coffee mornings in Ballantrae, Dailly and Maybole on Saturday raising money for a variety of good causes.

So get out and about in Carrick this weekend - you won’t be disappointed by the quality and variety of events.